My Next Readathon – POLL is READY

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Hi. I’m very excited for our November 2018 Readathon. If you’re new to my readathons, read the original post below or check out the main pages on my blog to read all about the past ones: Children’s Books and Agatha Christie. For the November 2018 readathon, we’ll read 4 or 5 books throughout the month based on the votes in this week’s poll. I suggested four categories. You added six new ones rounding out the total to ten options.

I’ve created the poll below. You have until 9/28 to respond. Please pick your two favorites, and based on the responses, we can decide in early October what the focus will be… e.g. cozy mysteries with numbers in the title, supernatural holidays, or fairy tale re-tellings about food. Ha! If you want to add a new categories, let me know and I’ll update the poll. I can’t wait to see what everyone picks.



With two successful readathons under our belt this year, I’m ready to plan the next one. In April, we held the fantastic Agatha Christie Readathon where we read 4 of her amazing books and shared brilliant reviews. In August, we held the fun Children’s Books Readathon where we read 10 books from a range of authors and shared awesome reviews. What’s next?

I’m targeting November for the readathon so we’re not too busy at the end of the year and right around some of the bigger holidays. I’ve got a few ideas, but I’d love to hear suggestions from everyone before I send out a poll with the topics and books. To kick it off, here’s a few thoughts:

  1. Book Series
    • Choose a book series with 4 books and read them all
  2. Cozy Mysteries
    • Pick a few themes from cooking to ghosts to pets to quilting
  3. Books with Numbers as the Title
    • It could be only a number or just be the main part of the title
  4. Historical Fiction By Year
    1. Pick books taking place in the 1600s, 1700s, 1800s and 1900s

November 2018 - Choose 4 Books to Read & Review

Let’s start thinking through our options… reply here thru 9/15 and then I’ll setup a poll to pick which one. Thanks!


About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. The debut book, Academic Curveball, in my new mystery series, Braxton Campus Mysteries will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations. I read, write, and blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at, where you’ll find the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge –and multiple Readathons. You can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.


25 thoughts on “My Next Readathon – POLL is READY

    The Cozy Pages said:
    September 21, 2018 at 8:46 AM

    Wonder what I may have chosen from that list…. 😉😄

    Liked by 1 person

    Rekha said:
    September 21, 2018 at 10:38 AM

    I missed the Christie readathon but I am not going to miss this one. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    Heidi M. Simone said:
    September 21, 2018 at 11:24 AM

    Voted! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    robbiesinspiration said:
    September 21, 2018 at 2:32 PM

    I voted, have a great weekend.

    Liked by 1 person

    Beware Of The Reader said:
    September 21, 2018 at 3:52 PM

    I can’t commit to readathon but if I had to choose I’d go with binge read a series. have fun!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 21, 2018 at 4:41 PM

      I understand. 4 or 5 books is a lot along with everything else we read. I hope to make room.


    misifusa said:
    September 21, 2018 at 5:55 PM

    I voted too late. Will you be doing another poll for next month?

    Liked by 1 person

    mistysbookspace said:
    September 21, 2018 at 8:47 PM

    I’m sure you can guess one of the things I voted for but the other one is out of the norm for me. Can’t wait to see what gets chosen. So excited to be joining in on another one of your readathons.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 22, 2018 at 7:41 AM

      Ooh, surprises! I wish I could tell, but I don’t see who picked what. I’m guessing you picked holidays and supernatural! LOL j/k

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        mistysbookspace said:
        September 22, 2018 at 7:57 AM

        I actually considered both of those but I ended up going with the series and cozy mystery. Your book is the only cozy mystery I’ve ever read and I thought this would be a good way to read more.

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        September 22, 2018 at 8:09 AM

        Oh, wow! That’s cool and unexpected. If it’s chosen, I’ll have to come up with some very interesting ranges of styles.

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        mistysbookspace said:
        September 22, 2018 at 8:09 AM

        I can’t wait to see what wins!!

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    carhicks said:
    September 22, 2018 at 9:05 AM

    As you saw from the last readathon, I have a hard time with commitment. I start strong, then peter out as my ADD takes over. I will what is selected and jump in where and when i can.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      September 22, 2018 at 9:27 AM

      Totally fine! It’s all about having fun and doing what you can. I am completely supportive of any involvement at all.

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    dtills said:
    September 25, 2018 at 7:36 PM

    I am all about the cozy mysteries!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    James J. Cudney IV responded:
    September 30, 2018 at 7:36 AM

    Looks like we’ll be reading a whole cozy mystery series together in November! Thanks to everyone for voting. The poll to choose the author / series will be ready this week. Share your ideas before I post options on Thurs 10/4 to begin voting.


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